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Depending on how well you care for your teeth, your smile can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Bad teeth are one of the main causes of low self-esteem and can give others the wrong idea about us because people tend to make assumptions based on the image we project – our smile being one of the most important elements of that image. Here is how improving your dental health can improve your level of confidence.
Your self-esteem can suffer greatly if you don’t take care of your smile. People who feel self-conscious about the way their teeth look will likely smile less, which will then bring their entire mood down completely. You can project a much better self-image when you have nice teeth that make you want to show them off more. People who do so often are perceived by society as more trustworthy, friendly and intelligent than those who hide their teeth.
To Smirk or to Smile
Unhealthy or missing teeth are not the only reason to visit the dentist. Perhaps you have certain
imperfections in your smile that don’t hurt your oral health, but that do affect the way you feel about smiling – anything from one tooth being shorter than the other to slight discolourations. All of this can be easily fixed if you find yourself a quality cosmetic dentist. It’s not a sign of vanity to seek out cosmetic dentistry. You deserve to feel absolutely amazing about the appearance of your teeth. Dental implants are one way that can help you create a more attractive smile. Sometimes as little as one single implant could make a difference in a smile; other times it is multiple implants that bring out the confidence in people.
Another procedure that would help boost your
confidence (and is more basic than getting implants) is teeth whitening. Teeth
get darker and stained because of our drinking and eating habits – coffee, for
example, is one of the main reasons for discoloration in teeth. There is no
reason for you not to enjoy a bright, shiny smile though. Next time you are at
your dentist’s office, just ask for quick professional teeth cleaning as the
fastest way to a beautiful and confident smile.
Sadly, when you are applying for a job, your potential boss doesn’t only look at your experience and education, but he or she also pays close attention to your physical appearance. So, whether we like to admit it or not, our looks do play a part in getting us the job – and this includes our teeth.
Employers give more job opportunities to the candidates who project overall confidence, and that’s a fact. If you have bad teeth, you are likely to feel more self-conscious while talking during an interview (even though you may actually be a hundred percent confident in the topic you are discussing). Consequently, you are more likely to miss out on a job opportunity. By looking after the health of our teeth, you are also looking after your career. Once you create a more attractive image of yourself, you will be more likely to attract the kind of jobs you like.
It doesn’t hurt to be reminded that you need to pay regular visits to your dentist. By investing time and money into your oral health, you are saving yourself from some potentially bigger problems in the future. Even if your teeth seem to be doing well right now, your dentist can help you stay ahead of any dental issues and diseases that may arise along the way (such as oral cancer). Just knowing that your teeth are in perfect health will ensure a happy, radiant and confident smile.
Investing in your smile is investing in your self-confidence. So, get started because every minute you spend on your teeth is a minute well spent on your overall shine.
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